due to the covid-19 pandemic the application/data capturing of seafarers for
issue of BSID was suspended vide DGS circular 2020 dated 20.03.2020.
2' And whereas the Directorate has further
reviewed the matter and now decided to resume data capturing and issuance of
BSIDs to lndian seafarers from all its 9 data capturing centres with effect
from 10.12.2020, 1500 hrs.
3' The seafarers who had already scheduled
their slots before lock-down in the online BSID system can reschedule the slot
during 10.12.2020 to 18-12.2020. ln this regard they will not be required to
pay fee again.
4 lt has been reported to this Directorate
that due to non-possession of BSID, lndian seafarers are facing difficulty and
are not allowed crew change in ports in Brazil and UK' Keeping this in view a
facility has been provided for issuance of BSID on priority on the same day in
such cases. The seafarers can apply for issue of BSID and book the slot- They
are expected to upload letter from recruitment agency mentioning details of the
vessel, port and date of joining vessel in Brazil/UK. When they select the tab
Brazil/UK the window for slot booking will be available for them to schedule
the slot from that day onwards. The verification and biometric data collection
will be done at the Shipping Master/MMD centres everyday between 2.30 pm to
3.30 pm in such cases. The BSID can be collected from the respective Shipping
Master Office in Mumbai/Kolkata/Chennai on the same day by the seafarer or RPS
authorised as per details mentioned in the online application.
5. The seafarer
shall strictly follow the protocols/sop annexed with this circular, failing which
entry in the data capturing centres will not be allowed.
6. This issues with the approval of Director General
of shipping & Additional Secretary to Gol.
Operating Procedure (SOP)
Seafarers must have a valid appointment and they
should visit data capturing centre only during their slot to minimize the crowd
inside the building.
Applicants are advised to follow social
distancing norms at DGS facility during the visit.
Seafarers have to
update his / her status in Government of India, Arogya setu'App at the time of
reporting. Only if hearth status of seafarer is shown as 'SAFE' in the app that
seafarer shall be allowed to proceed further with appointment.
The body temperature will be checked through
an infrared thermometer for each seafarer who is entering for data capturing. If
temperature is normal, then only seafarer will be allowed to enter inside the
Each seafarer must
wear face mask white entering the data capturing centre.
sanitize his hands before entering the data capturing room.